Caffeine and Sleep

Caffeine and Sleep

Important Things to Know About Caffeine and Sleep

  • High doses of caffeine can make it hard to fall asleep and stay asleep
  • Some people are more sensitive to caffeine’s effects on sleep quality than others
  • If you are sensitive to caffeine or have sleep difficulties use

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Hot nights – how to help sleep

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Many people dread summer because of the problems they experience on the hot nights. There are some things that you can do to help (short of installing air conditioning).

Skin temperature is the key
Research has found the ideal sleeping temperature is around 17 to 19 degrees Celsius. If this level

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Technology & Sleep


How can technology use affect us at bedtime?

  • The bright screen light from devices can cause increased alertness
  • Activities on such devices can be stimulating and make us less ready to sleep
  • People can become absorbed and continue using technology beyond their usual bedtime

How long

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Sleep tracker technology

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Sleep Tracker technology

High tech wrist watches and smartphone apps have been developed to help monitor your sleep patterns. These trackers promise a lot, with some even claiming to measure the time you spend in each stage of sleep. Although it might be fun to pore over data you have collected

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Sleep Tips for New Mothers

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1.Plan for the fact that your sleep pattern is going to change

Babies are not born with a day-night wake-sleep cycle.  They develop this over the first 3 months following birth.  So whilst a newborn baby may sleep a lot, they will also wake up a lot for feeds and other attention and

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Treatment Options for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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Important things to know about OSA treatments

  • As the causes of sleep apnea vary there is no single treatment that works for everyone.
  • Deciding which treatment is most appropriate is best done by talking to your doctor.
  • Weight loss is advisable in anyone who is overweight.
  • Reduction of

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Schizophrenia and Sleep

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What is Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia is a mental illness. About 1 in 100 people have it. It affects thoughts, behaviour, per-ceptions and emotions. It tends to start in the late teens or early 20s. People with schizophrenia can suffer from 'psychosis' when unwell. This means a loss of contact

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Caring for your CPAP Equipment

Many patients with respiratory problems use positive airway pressure therapy.  This can be for a problem that affects movement of air into and out of the lungs (e.g. obstructive sleep apnea, obesity or a respiratory muscle disorder) or the lungs themselves (e.g. chronic obstructive pulmonary

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